Oddly, it arrived back from the DNC in a box labeled “John Gill.”
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom already has a new occupant. President* Joe Biden’s animatronic was installed within minutes of his swearing-in.
Normally the process of creating and installing a new presidential animatronic takes months after a change in administration. But this time, Disney was prepared.
“Not a lot of wear”
“We’ve actually had the audio-animatronic built for months,” says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). “The Democratic National Committee commissioned us to build it early last year. And it doesn’t have a lot of wear on it. They only used it for debates and campaign appearances.”
The animatronic was installed over the scorch marks on the floor where the likeness of former President He Who Must Not Be Named had been. The attraction remains closed, however. Cast Members are waiting for Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, or Biden’s wife Jill to show them how to operate the animatronic.
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Cover photo: He looks almost lifelike.